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in the house rules for the ethics committee that says that another body is looking into something like the fbi or something like the irs and the ethics committee is aware of it, they have the option of not opening their own inquiry. if there is something like a thel dui case, chances are ethics committee will not give into that and let local authorities proceed. if a member is convicted of a felony, or indicted for a felony, they have to open proceedings at they choose not to go forward, they have to explain why. generally, they will defer to local law enforcement for something like a dui. salt greg is calling from lake tahoe, calif., good morning. help but thinkt that congressional ethics is a term which is an oxymoron. on the other hand, i recognize the difficulty. i watched of the charles rangel hearing come start to finish. it impressed upon the the difficulty of the matter. you had an equal number of members of each side on the panel. opendly, the hearings are but a lot of the matters are closed. in other words, the facts at issue are not always revealed. it is hard to discern as a citize
, justice part, science so we are properly, i think, funding things like the f.b.i., the d.e.a., law enforcement agencies, the commerce and trade divisions, as well as all of the others included in the bill. so, mr. speaker, this is a good bill. i'm proud of it. i'm proud of the fact that we were able to do all of this, frankly, as smoothly as it has gone. that's a tribute to the work of people like nita lowey, the new ranking member on the full committee, and the work of senator richard shelby, ranking republican on the senate side. of course the new chairman of the committee over there, senator barbara mikulski. all of us work together and we were determined to produce a product that would be good for the nation, number one, but as it turns out i think it's good for this body and the senate. we proved when we set our mind to it we can get complicated, hard things done. and that's what this bill does. so, mr. speaker, i urge an aye vote on 933. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate has expired. pursuant to the order of the house on wednesday, march 20, 2013, the p
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